Canadian indie rock outfit The Besnard Lakes have previewed their upcoming album The Besnard Lakes Are The Last of the Great Thunderstorm Warnings with a new song called ‘Feuds with Guns’. It’s accompanied by a rotoscoped animated video directed by Jordan “Dr. Cool” Minkoff. Watch it below.
“‘Feuds With Guns’ is one of the first songs written from our upcoming LP,” the group wrote in a press release. “This one is a good slow-dancer! Written almost entirely in the Cabanon at The Rigaud Ranch, this one started out as an organ and drum idea that morphed into a little OMD-style pop song.”
Speaking about the process of making the video, Dr. Cool explained: “I rotoscoped a couple of the big dives from a video of an extreme high-diving contest that took place in the 80s. About a week after I had animated the first guy’s big jump, I returned to the video to check out some other usable clips. I realized I had never watched the full clip of the first jump — I had just stopped once he hit the water. I found out that after he lands in the water he floats back up unconscious and then gets taken away on a stretcher. So now what was I supposed to do? People in the comments were asking what had happened but no one knew the answer. After a bunch of snooping around the internet I found the guy’s Facebook and he’s TOTALLY alive. His name is Pat and he lives in Florida. I messaged him but he hasn’t answered.”
The Besnard Lakes Are The Last Of The Great Thunderstorm Warnings arrives January 29 via Fat Cat/Flemish Eye. It includes the previously released singles ‘Raindrops’ and ‘Our Heads, Our Hearts On Fire Again’.